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Silicon Genetics Releases GeNet 2.3 for Gene Expression Data Storage

NEW YORK, April 10 - Silicon Genetics of Redwood City, Calif., has released version 2.3 of its GeNet gene expression data storage database, the company said Tuesday. 

GeNet 2.3 works with Silicon Genetics’ recently released GeneSpring 4.0 gene expression analysis software and allows individual researchers to share and store experimental results in an organization’s intranet. 

GeNet is a web-enabled database that distributes and visualizes gene expression data from any organism. GeNet Standard Edition can run off a flat-file backend, while the Enterprise Edition uses Oracle database technology. Users can publish and store experiments, gene lists, clusters, pathways, and other types of analyses performed with GeneSpring, the company said. 

Improvements in GeNet 2.3 include enhanced browser-based mining and administrative capabilities and a GenePage that allows users to view raw, normalized, and control values of a chosen gene along with gene annotation.

"With the combination of GeneSpring and GeNet, Silicon Genetics addresses both the needs of the individual scientist and the needs of the IT department for an enterprise solution," said Andrew Conway, CEO of Silicon Genetics, in a statement.